Issue of March 22, 2015
     
 
NEWS
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Benguet
Ifugao
Kalinga
 
OPINION
 

105th
Baguio Day Anniversary Issue
 
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Ex-solon & 15 others face election charges

A former congressman of Baguio City, his press relations officer, and the head and some personnel of the Baguio City Treasurer’s Office are among the 15 individuals who are under preliminary investigation for alleged violations of various election laws in relation to the 2013 polls.


TOWN FESTIVAL BREAKTHROUGH -- The capital town of La Trinidad, Benguet, which is one of the primary sources of flowers that made the Baguio Flower Festival famous, comes full circle with the holding of the first ever parade of flower-bedecked mini-floats on March 20, a day after the successful staging of cultural street dancing by proud people from the various barangays. Some of the presentations highlight the rich history that made the town vibrant and resilient.
-- Harley Palangchao

Agencies face uphill fight vs forest fires
The Commission on Audit detailed some lapses committed in the use of the Philippine Tourism Authority building at Burnham Park by the Baguio Conventions and Visitors Bureau (BCVB), a private organization in-charge of the promotion of the city as a tourist and conventions destination.

Public vigilance and cooperation are encouraged as among the key preventive measures against forest and grass fires that have damaged vast track of forest covers in the Cordillera and other parts of the country.

Palace asked to allot P10 B for road infra devt in CAR

Cordillera’s seven congressmen asked MalacaƱang and Public Works and Highways Sec. Rogelio Singson to consider allotting P10.9 billion for road infrastructure projects in the region after 2015.

 
Top PMA grad bats for more peace efforts
While the nation is still reeling from the effects of the Mamasapano tragedy, 2nd Lt. Arwi Martinez, the Philippine Military Academy’s class 2015 valedictorian said war is not the solution to achieve peace.
 
City
HONORED -- The city government of Baguio presents five of the 15 Cordilleran members of PMA Sinaglahi Class led by valedictorian 2nd Lt. Arwi Chiday Martinez, and 7th placer 2nd Lt. Jan Kydle Danganan during the flag raising rites at the City Hall. With them are graduates Ensign Raymond Shaley of Baguio City, Ensign Steve Pablo of Naguey, Atok, and 2nd Lt. Waylon Wakit of Ucab, Itogon. -- OKE
Region
City
STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING -- Heads and representatives of regional line agencies and the Philippine National Police and its support units who are key members of the Regional Committee Against Trafficking and Violence Against Women and their Children renew their commitment and support for the campaign to stop human trafficking through a memorandum of agreement signing during their first quarter meeting at the DSWD Cordillera Regional Training Center in Baguio last week.
-- Kreena Labay
Environment
EVIDENCE -- The excavation of a portion of Sto. Tomas Forest Reserve where Baguio Rep. Nicasio Aliping Jr. has a claim became a basis for the Department of Justice to charge the solon and three contractors of violating the Revised Forestry Reform Code. Here, personnel of the Court of Appeals check mitigating measures instituted by the congressman, in compliance with the TEPO previously issued by the Supreme Court.
-- Harley Palangchao
Health
HI-TECH HEALTH CARE -- The Baguio Medical Center upgraded its health care services with the adoption of a state-of-the-art radiology equipment and digitized processing of data or results of X-ray, CT scan, and ultrasound following the signing of the memorandum of agreement between the institution led by Dr. Jennifer Balatian, BMC director and MAPI officials led by President Armando Quintong last week.
-- Contributed photo
Life
PUBLIC INVITATION -- Key representatives from the private sector and provincial government of Mountain Province led by Rep. Maximo Dalog Sr. invite the public to be part of the series of activities lined up for the 10th Lang-ay Festival, which formally starts on April 10. The grand cultural street dancing in Bontoc featuring villagers from 10 towns will be on April 25. -- HFP
Business
TRULY STRAWBERRY -- Municipal dentist Anabelle Dawang checks export-quality strawberry varieties grown in La Trinidad, Benguet including by-products like from wines and jams, which take center stage in some of the floats and at the Strawberry Lane where agriculture-based products are on display for sale to the public.
-- Harley Palangchao
Sports
BACK-TO-BACK CHAMPION -- The University of Baguio lady Cardinals and coach Jun Nisperos celebrate their back-to-back volleyball championship title in the 28th season of the Baguio-Benguet Educational Athletic League after defeating Saint Louis University lady Navigators in game 2 of the finals at the University of the Cordilleras gymnasium, Friday.
-- Harley Palangchao
 

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